Q: What is included in a tune up for my vehicle?
A: "Tune ups" are not what they used to be like on the older model vehicles. Your manufacture has set certain mileage points to perform the regular maintenance needed to maximize the life of your vehicle. Spark plugs are due every 30 thousand on some vehicles, every 60 on others, and some vehicles spark plugs are not due until 100 thousand miles. Transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid flushes are required periodically as well. Fuel filters, air filters, cabin filter, and evap filters are all part of a mileage tune up and varies depending on the vehicle. So, a tune-up these days will depend on the mileage, or age, along with the make and model of vehicle. See your service manual for the service table and know what is due and when.
Fuel Saving Tip: Tune UpsPosted May 16, 2012 1:36 PM
Have you ever gone to Tucson to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.
Now this is no surprise; I'm going to relate the orchestra to your car. Your engine has many component systems that each need to be working properly. And the components need to be working in sync, all timed up together in order for the engine to work efficiently.
We call this, (ta-da) a tune-up. When an orchestra's out of tune you get a bad concert. When your vehicle's out of tune you get bad performance and bad fuel economy.
So check your owner's manual for recommended tune-up intervals. Or ask your our service advisor at BRAKEmax Car Car Centers what he thinks.
...Just be careful not to say you want to make beautiful music together – that kinda makes us uncomfortable.